Mark Gianno, CPA, CGMA, CFP, is the President of Gianno & Freda, Inc. He earned his certification as a Certified Public Accountant in 1986, and recently earned the Chartered Global Management Accountant awarded by the AICPA in 2012. In 1992 he was awarded the license to use the Certified Financial Planner designation after completing the requisite education and testing. He currently holds a FINRA Series 7 and 24 securities license through Investacorp, Inc., a registered broker/dealer.
Mark is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of Public Accountants (MSCPA). Within the AICPA, he is an active member of the Tax Section, the Personal Financial Planning Section, and the Forensic and Valuation Services Section. Mark was formerly with the Boston office of the international “Big Four” accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers). Recognized as a leader in the estate planning and wealth protection field, Mr. Gianno is the only Massachusetts CPA to regularly participate in the top national estate planning conference for CPAs and attorneys in recent years.
He received his Bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts. He subsequently earned a Master degree in Accounting from Northeastern University. Most recently he added a Master in Business Administration from Northeastern.
Mr. Gianno is a retired Arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers, the predecessor to FINRA. He frequently publishes articles for professional journals and newspapers. Mark is a former Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Hyannis Club of Rotary International. He also served for many years as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Cape and Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is father to 2 children, Stephanie and Gregory, born and raised on Cape Cod.